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Guide to Boat Dehumidifiers
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The Dangers of Toxic Mould

 

Mould's Favorite Places in Your Home

Fungi grow by releasing reproductive cells (spores) into the air, just as plants reproduce by spreading seeds. The airborne spores are invisible to the naked eye, which is a major reason mould is such a problem. It is not uncommon to find hundreds or even thousands of mould spores per cubic foot of indoor air. Spores are extremely small (1-100 microns)—20 million spores would fit on a postage stamp.

Spores can survive harsh environmental conditions, such as dryness, that do not support normal mould growth. In fact, many spores can lie dormant for decades until favorable conditions allow them to spring back to life.

Moulds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance, provided moisture and oxygen are present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, tile, sheetrock, insulation, leather, fabrics and foods. Moulds survive by digesting whatever substrate they are growing on, which is a real problem when it happens to be your floorboards. There is no way to eliminate all mold and mold spores from your indoor environment; the only way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture. The most common indoor places for mould to take hold are damp areas, such as:

  • Bathrooms and kitchens, especially under sinks—particularly leaky ones
  • Behind or under appliances that hide slow plumbing leaks (refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, etc.)
  • Roof leaks
  • Around windows where condensation collects
  • High humidity areas of your home, such as basements

Often, the first sign of a mould problem is a "musty" odor. You are probably familiar with the smell of mildew—mildew is simply a variety of mould. You could also notice bowed or buckled floorboards, discolored carpet, a new water stain on your wall, or black or white specks—all signs you could be developing a mould problem. But what type of life form is mould?

 
 
 
RH= Relative humidity is, to
put it simply, “the percentage of water in the air,
compared with the maximum possible amount of water present in the air at the current temperature”.
100 % RH = water vapour


Dewpoint = When air of a certain temperature and relative humidity is cooled the relative humidity increases because warm air can contain more water vapour than cold air. If one has a surface that is cold the water vapour will condense on the surface at a certain temperature. The temperature at surface condensation is called the air’s dew point. Dew means
that water vapour from the air condenses on surfaces, such
as car roofs and the outside of bottles containing cold liquids,
because the surface temperature is below the dewpoint.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reseller details Qld:
  • Northern Beaches Electrical 
Dampp Chaser Dehumidifiers 
Smithfield 4878 NQld.

    Ph.07 40381022 
nbew@bigpond.net.au
  • EnviroMart Australia 
Dampp Chasers , Shop 3 164-170 Aumuller St Cairns NQld

    Ph. 07 4041 2233  
info@enviromart.net.au
  • Innisfail Northern Stock Supplies
 Dampp Chaser Dehumidifiers 
131 Edith St Innisfail NQld 4860

    Ph. 07 4061 1674  fax 07 4061 4146   nss@zednet.net.au
 

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